October Style Feature

First ran into Lotus at the DC house party series Sanaa. Dressed in all black like an omen he instantly drew me in with his allure. Upon finding out more about him, discovered that he is an aspiring artist who writes and performs in and around DC. He’s hosting a show coming up on October 3rd as apart of the “Jungle Fever” party series at Tropicalia DC. Go check him out!

Name or Alias: Lotus Malone

INSTAGRAM (OR TWITTER): @LotusNation (IG)
@Bookoflotus(Twitter)

ZODIAC SIGN: The guardian of balance… Libra

ASPIRATIONS: To be one of the best storytellers/performers in the world; whether music, film or Television.

HOBBIES: Words [love the power of words], whiskey, and shoes.

STYLE INSPIRATION: My floor, Homeless people, Keith Richards, Slash, Daphne Guinness, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Grace Jones, Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, and Solange Knowles.

FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Rings, Hats, Boots …gotta have my Boots!

WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL:
My Street Intell is life and people. Watching how we tick, how we move and feel. How we are all connected. And showing that connection through my art. I am performance artist. I have such a passion for my Art. So whether theatre, film or music (rapping/singing), that’s my voice. I am in this world to speak loud, speak my truth and if others can relate possibly speak for them too. My generation has so many stories. I want to tell them all. Like wanting to ball out but you know you have to work a double in the am and rent is due. Performing from the people for the people. Right now, I’m writing music, perfecting this form of story telling. I am working on my first Mixtape and the working title is “Conversations” . Out of all the art that I’ve done to date; I’m so excited about this project. It’s personal; these are my stories, my friends stories, what we go through and how they are all so cohesive even though we are from different walks of life. Basically, it’s a story of how we do the shit we do.
I’ve been in the theatre and acting since I was the 3, my mom says since the womb. So I’d like to get back into it once my “Conversations” project is released… So stay tuned!

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE:
Honestly, I don’t have a description for my style. I just do what feels natural. So that everyday tells a story.

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September Style Feature

September featureName or Alias: Yana B.

INSTAGRAM (or Twitter): Instagram:@lovefashion1st
Twitter: @stylestamped

ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer

ASPIRATIONS: My aspirations are connected to style, fashion, fun, and advocacy. My short term goal is to be a successful fashion blogger, and in the sense of success I mean, successful in my eyes. I also aspire to be a fashion stylist and image consultant to a larger audience. As far as advocacy is concerned, as a Lupus survivor of over 20 years, and a kidney transplant recipient of 14 years, I aspire to be a voice and face for persons suffering with Lupus and kidney failure through volunteer work, speaking engagements, and personal contact. My long term goal (but not too long) is to be a published author with a New York Times best selling book.

HOBBIES: I love to blog, [www.stylestamped.com] it’s my newest hobby and what I spend most of my spare time on. I have always loved to travel, and I can’t wait to visit Europe. Of course shopping is a favorite pastime of mine…as well as reading good novels, both fiction and non-fiction. One of my favorite books is “The Glass Castle,” I love the writing style of the author Jeannette Walls and her story is incredible. I also paint with acrylic and write when I can.

STYLE INSPIRATION: I let my mood decide my style. I am inspired by clothing designers who use detailed and intricate garment construction and dramatic details that make an item stand out. I also love clothing that fits well. Clothing that fits well is key! I get inspired in thrift stores and consignment shops. I love buying items that are not in mass production or hand-made. I am inspired by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood’s dramatic designs. Pairing drama with street style can be a perfect combination! One of my favorite stores is All Saints.

FAVORITE ACCESSORY: I do not have just one favorite accessory but I have many pairs of shoes! I like statement jewelry and do a lot of pairing and mixing. I like to stack chunky bracelets of all different shapes and designs on one arm, or wear multiple necklaces at a time. I like to mix silver and gold. I just like whatever will complement my style.

WHAT’S YOUR STREET INTELL: I believe that God has a purpose and a plan for us all, and once you tap into your true purpose, nothing can hold you back! Having a relationship with God is the pathway to a happy, successful, and fulfilled life. I try to focus on that at all times and that is what drives me to be the best that I can be in everything that I do. I see fashion and I create style. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to do that, and do it well!

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: My style varies. I like to bend the rules. I like to be a surprise, and I like to be organic. I don’t over obsess on trends, or concern myself much with designer names. I like whatever makes sense to me at the time. Overall my look is edgy, classic, sexy, original, and sharp.

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